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Ocado Persuades Agency to Take Second Look at AutoStore Patent

June 3, 2021, 9:21 PM

Ocado has a “reasonable likelihood” of winning its argument that an AutoStore patent for a robotic warehouse shouldn’t have been issued, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board said.

  • The patent, 10,294,025, is part of a case AutoStore filed at the U.S. International Trade Commission that seeks to block imports of Ocado’s warehouse system and thus limit the company’s expansion plans
  • Ocado contends that the patent, which covers remote-controlled robots that pick up bins from a stacked storage system, is “neither new nor inventive”
  • AutoStore argued the agency should decline to institute a review because invalidity issues will be considered ...

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